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  • Summary: Modeselektor and Apparat team up to release their first full-lenth album together.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 100
    This is heady material, but it’s also extremely beautiful and catchy, and picks up right where each of their respective solo careers left off.
  2. The result is pragmatic but also quite creative and surprisingly catchy.
  3. For one reason or another, Modeselektor seem unwilling to trim the fat and here again, are a handful of just-okay songs that probably should have been lopped off. Cut some of them and you've got a great record instead of just a darn good one.
  4. Moderat is a wonderful second take on a pairing that only now, after years of self-development through the Modeselektor and Apparat brands, seems a coupling destined for greatness.
  5. Following on from a much earlier collaborative single, the first full-length effort pulling together Modeselektor and Apparat--despite a name that suggests a Depeche-loving rodent--has plenty to offer without entirely being a full-on slam dunk.
  6. An effective collaboration tempers the rougher edges around both artists and allows them to combine their own artistic strengths synthetically.
  7. 46
    A disappointing product of the partnership betwen party boys Modeselektor and space cadet Apparat. [Spring 2009, p.106]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 16, 2011
    You must hear this album and, if they tour again, see Moderat live!
  2. Nov 3, 2010
    Couple of days ago I played Seamonkey on a proper audio system, that gave me the biggest kick in a long time. This album has loads of awesome stuff, but prefer listening to Happy Birthday! But absolute worth it doing this one. Expand

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